The Country Almanac of Home Remedies: Time-Tested & Almost Forgotten Wisdom for Treating Hundreds of Common Ailments, Aches & Pains Quickl

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Fair Winds Press, Jan 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
The Country Almanac of Home Remedies presents hundreds of natural and time-tested methods for treating hundreds of common ailments including burns, insect bites, skin rashes, PMS, and upset stomach. The book includes thrifty and easy remedies that can be made from items commonly found in the pantry, refrigerator, and garden. Readers get DIY solutions they can use for quick relief of common ailments through natural alternatives--without a trip to the pharmacy. For example, using a paste of crushed up aspirin and water to calm the inflammation of sunburn. Each remedy references the latest studies and medical advice to tell readers why it works—i.e. valerian root is a mild version of the prescription drug valium thus making a cup of valerian tea the perfect remedy for stress, PMS, and other nervous conditions.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
9
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE THE NATURAL REMEDIES IN THIS BOOK
12
CHAPTER 1 NATURAL REMEDIES TO RELIEVE COLDS FLU AND RELATED ILLNESSES
24
CHAPTER 2 NATURAL REMEDIES TO SOOTHE EVERYDAY ACHES AND PAINS
39
CHAPTER 3 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR RELIEF OF BURNS BUG BITES AND SKIN AFFLICTIONS
55
CHAPTER 4 NATURAL REMEDIES TO THE RESCUE FOR INJURIES AND FIRST AID
72
CHAPTER 5 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COMMON AILMENTS
93
CHAPTER 11 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR CIRCULATION AND BLOOD DISORDERS
192
CHAPTER 12 NATURAL REMEDIES TO BOOST URINARY TRACT HEALTH
200
CHAPTER 13 NATURAL REMEDIES THAT ENCOURAGE EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
206
CHAPTER 14 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN HAIR AND NAILS
222
CHAPTER 15 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ORAL HEALTH
241
CHAPTER 16 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HEALTHY SLEEP
250
CHAPTER 17 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ADDICTION
257
A CLOSER LOOK AT HERBS
263

CHAPTER 6 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR WOMENS SPECIAL CONCERNS
113
CHAPTER 7 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BABY AND CHILD CARE
143
CHAPTER 8 NATURAL REMEDIES JUST FOR MEN
158
CHAPTER 9 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR STOMACH AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH
164
CHAPTER 10 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR RESPIRATORY HEALTH
182
HERBAL EDUCATION
275
BIBLIOGRAPHY
277
About the Authors
279
Index
280
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About the author (2011)

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist with over 35 years’ experience in natural medicine and a founding member or the American Herbalist Guild. She lived for two and a half years on solely wild edible plants while living in a teepee in the Ozarks. She has taught herbal medicine at noted wellness institutions including Omega Institute, Naropa University, Esalen Institute, and Kripalu. She has been featured on Dateline and blogs about herbs and natural food for the Huffington Post.

Chrystle Fiedler is a noted health writer and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Remedies.

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